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12/07/04 - Lufkin

Public Meeting Held To Discuss Unit Road System For Angelina County

by Stuart Burson

The possibility of a big change in handling Angelina County roads is getting lots of attention these days. Tuesday, folks got to learn more about the unit road system.

At Tuesday's meeting in Lufkin, a county judge whose county uses the unit system, along with his road engineer, addressed the pros and cons of it. The unit system has just one road administrator responsible for all county roads, instead of the various commissioners.

"Most folks, at this point, don't know that much about it to make a decision. That's why it was decided to start these educational meetings. There will be more of them," says unit road supporter and former Angelina County judge, Claude Welch.

A petition is now circulating around the county. Supporters hope to have enough signatures by next year to have the unit road proposition on the May election ballot.

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